NSSGA Hosts 2022 Legislative & Policy Forum

WASHINGTON – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) hosted its annual Legislative & Policy Forum (LPF) in Washington, D.C., Sept. 20-23 at the Capitol Hill Hyatt Regency. With more than 300 attendees, NSSGA conducted committee meetings, hosted dynamic general sessions and held its Hill Day for members to advocate for the industry. The highlighted speakers included Former Rep.…

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Conveyor Components Co. Offers Easy Bucket Elevator Alignment Control

The model VA and VA-X (bucket elevator alignment control), manufactured by Conveyor Components Co., has a rugged heavy duty cast aluminum housing. The model VA and VA-X is designed to indicate when the head or boot section of a bucket elevator drifts too far out of alignment. This unit can be used to signal a problem or simply shut down…

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NSSGA Announces Safety Award Recipients

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the winners of the Safety Excellence Awards, the Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Awards and the James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award. “Safety is a core value across our members and their operations. We congratulate this year’s winners of the Safety Awards, as they represent the best…

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MSHA Emergency Unit Wins International Mine Rescue Skills Competition

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration’s “Mine Emergency Unit” bested competitors from around the world and finished first at the International Mines Rescue Competition, held Sept. 11-16, 2022, in Beaver, W.Va. After a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, the biennial event resumed at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy where highly…

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Minnesota DNR Completes Three New Aggregate Resource Maps 

Geologists in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Aggregate Resource Mapping Program completed three new resource maps showing the potential for sand and gravel deposits, as well as crushed stone resources, in Swift, Sibley and Redwood counties. Aggregate resources are a critical natural material needed to construct roads, bridges, trails and buildings. Datasets for all three county projects, including…

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NSSGA Honors Community Relations Excellence Award Winners

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of the NSSGA Community Relations Excellence Awards. The Community Relations Excellence Awards recognize producers’ achievements through their involvement in their community to enhance the public’s perception of their business, their facility and our industry. This year, NSSGA recognized a total of eight Gold, eight Silver and 44 Bronze winners.    

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Read the Aggregates Industry Market Report

Sept. 20, 2022 – Capstone Partners’ Building Products & Construction Services Team is pleased to share its latest Rock Products Aggregates Industry Market Report. Healthy backlogs and persistent aggregates-intensive construction projects have fueled demand for sector participants, despite a backdrop of economic uncertainty. Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has continued at a healthy pace through year-to-date (YTD) 2022, dominated by strategic buyers. Read…

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